I have recently acquired many feet of copper wire in 6, 8 and 10 gauge. First thing I though of was big ass hoochie rings. I like seeing girls that wear them big, so in turn I love making them big. I can basically accommodate any size of hoops desired. The first set I made as the prototype. They are 3.5 inches in diameter. I put 18 gauge sterling silver in the middle and soldered it into a recess.
These have been polished to a mirror finish. The copper will oxidize and lose the luster, so these can be laquered to seal it in. The oxidation is a look in it's own that's not bad, but if a polished look is desired laquer is the way to go. I'm not totally satisfied with the clasp on those, so I made a prototype 2.0. Instead of soldering the wire in, I riveted the silver so it has a range of motion. Much more functional. These were left with a matte or brushed finish.
I plan on using the second closure in future rings. These are made to be worn in regular or "non-stretched" lobes. But considering all the plugs I make, I will make them wide enough to be worn through eyelets. The gaps in both of these pairs are about 5/8 wide. I can make them more or less. Whatever suits the user. So the options are endless. All different gauges, diameters, finishing, whatever. I can patina the rings to stray away from the copper look. I can hammer some out flatter, flush set stones, inlay other wire to make dots. I am very open for suggestions. I am also on the lookout for some brass to make similar rings. I can do silver as well. So I really do mean that the possibilities are endless. Come to me with any ideas. Cheers. Mark.